Take the reins back from anxiety
Soften the self-talk
Be aware of how you talk to yourself. Self-talk can be both positive and negative. Negative self-talk heightens anxiety leading to further worry, difficulty sleeping and increased anxiety. It can become a vicious circle, with lots of positive self-talk needed to counterbalance the negative. Find more information on self-talk at reachout.com.
There are many organisations and online supports available that could help. Try the information on anxiety on reachout.com, spunout.ie and stpatricks.ie as a starting point.
Additionally self-help books and CDs have been shown to help people who experience anxiety. Your GP may be able to recommend ones that suit your needs, or check out the HSE’s list of self-help reading on www.hse.ie. You’ll find a handy printable workbook on anxiety at www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/anxiety.asp.